the Rotary club of
Playa Venice Sunrise
Rotarians and firemen at the end of the
Pancake Breakfast
Cup of Joe Sip #37


Dear Rotarians and Friends,

Two big events for our club last week: The Scholarship meeting and the Venice Fire Station 63 Pancake Breakfast. 



It was full house at Whiskey Reds last Wednesday with about 90 persons in attendance: Members, guests, scholarship recipients and their families! 

All Rotarians were excellent hosts and positive vibes were reverberating across the room. That hour was a culmination of the efforts of many, including: The leadership and passion of Gail Goldstein, sponsors,  readers and all of us who worked hard to fundraise the $23,000 awarded at that event. Truly, it took a village!




This was a huge community event with about 1200+ community residents in attendance according to Venice Paparazzi.  About half of Playa Venice Rotarians took turns to prepare and serve food as well as help at different booths. Many sponsors joined hands to cover expenses. It’s worth mentioning Whiskey Reds management who contacted Tracey a few weeks ago and asked for her guidance on how to join hands with us to serve the community. They had Cisco donate the eggs and their chef, Joe and cook Doug, came at 6am to cook. 

A special Thank you also to the team that worked the day before, to shop, transport etc: Jason, Gwen, Jerry, Kurtis, Hilton and Matthew!

The firemen were upbeat, happy and grateful for our initiative.

Here too, “it took a Village” to make it happen. Thank you Hilton and Tracey for your leadership and tireless work for weeks before the event!

Check HERE for the article and pictures by Venice Paparazzi.




Note that the meeting room is changing just for this meeting. Enter Whiskey Reds from the front door. The room will be straight ahead when you enter the door. 

Our Speaker is Sarah Chapman who will join us through Zoom to update us about what’s new with BUILD A BETTER BENIN, an organization our club has been sponsoring for years now. 

We will also have representatives from Airport Marina Counseling Service (AMCS) and the Westchester Townhouse  who will join us. We also sponsor these two local organizations.

Zoom link

Meeting ID: 867 5268 7629      Password: 872956     

One tap mobile Dial  669 900 6833 US (San Jose)



Monday May 22 at 6pm @ Cantalini’s

Maria Davis writes

The long awaited and vastly requested wine tasting dinner is finally upon us. Mark your calendars for Monday evening May 22 at 6:00 pm.

This is a great opportunity to enjoy delicious food that only Lisa can serve, a lovely selection of wines and the best way imaginable to raise money for our club.

We are usually sold out quickly so please call Cantalini's for reservations 310 821-0018 @ $95 per person

Hike & Potluck  with Vida

Sunday May 28 @ 8am to hike and/or 10/11am for the picnic

Vida Ash wrote:

Hike starts at 8 am as usual. Picnic would start around 10-11 am. by the tables.

We will be celebrating Hilton's Birthday as well with a cake. 

Kenneth Hahn Recreation Area is a 2.6 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Culver City, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

It's a perfect day for everyone. Bring your kids and your furry babies.

Last but not least

Our Club sponsored a Charity Golf Tournament for Visitation Parish & School. Visitation is a great partner to our club: Among others, they offer, at no charge,  the meeting room for our monthly Board meetings and their hall for our BingoFest. Our own Joerg Rose, a Visitation parent, is pictured here golfing!


Joe Chehade

Club President - Let’s be a Family!





Club Information
Playa Venice
Wednesdays at 7:30 AM
Whiskey Red's
13813 Fiji Way
Marina del Rey, CA 90292
United States of America
Social Time Starts at 7:15 AM - Breakfast Starts Promptly at 7:30 AM - Meeting 8:00-9:00 AM
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May 24, 2023
Craft Talk
May 31, 2023
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Jun 07, 2023
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May 18, 2023
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May 20, 2023
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May 22, 2023
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May 28, 2023 8:00 AM
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Jun 01, 2023
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Jun 13, 2023
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May 17
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